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Visit Mahavatar Babaji's Cave
The Birthplace of Kriya Yoga

Dunagiri Retreat Overview

Dunagiri Retreat is a yoga retreat center and boutique hotel in the Himalayas for nature enthusiasts, yoga practitioners, and spiritual seekers. Founded in 2005 amidst the serene beauty of Uttarakhand's Himalayas in the quaint town of Kukuchina, Dwarahat, Dunagiri Retreat caters to those seeking self-discovery through Kriya Yoga and the teachings of Mahavatar Babaji, as explained in Paramahansa Yogananda's 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Renowned for its proximity to Mahavatar Babaji's Cave and Neem Karoli Baba's Kainchi Dham Ashram, our retreat offers transformative personal growth experiences, blending ancient yogic wisdom with sustainable living to achieve a state of spiritual awakening.



Our Guests Love Us

Why Choose Us?

Nestled in the deep forests of the Himalayas, Dunagiri offers a unique off-grid nature experience for individual travelers seeking a personal retreat. Our self-guided programs are designed to cater to your individual pace and preference, allowing you to delve into the realms of yoga, spirituality, and personal growth at your own rhythm.

Transport to Dunagiri Retreat

Transportation Assistance

End-to-end assistance from the time you leave home till the time you are back. Learn more about how to reach Dunagiri Retreat

Ayurvedic Food in Dunagiri Retreat Himalayas

Ayurvedic Meals

Farm-to-table organic meals that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Learn more about Food at Dunagiri.

Luxury Rooms at Dunagiri Retreat

23 spacious and comfortable rooms with clean modern toilets.

Piyush Kumar Founder of Dunagiri Retreat

Experienced Owner

Operated by Piyush Kumar ex-World Bank Executive from the United States. Learn more About Us.

Yoga Studio Yoga Hall at Dunagiri Retreat

Yoga Hall and Pyramid Hall for meditation and yoga.

Mahavatar Babaji Cave Near Dunagiri Retreat

Local Guides For Excursions

Activities include hikes and walks to Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, holy temples, and cultural immersions.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival At Dunagiri Retreat

Experience the serenity and spiritual aura of Maa Durga Dunagiri Temple, a sacred site with a rich history.

Day 4: Pandukholi Nature Hike

Trek to the ancient and revered Pandukholi peak, surrounded by lush forests and beautiful Himalayan vistas.

Day 2: Mahavatar Babaji's Cave

Immerse yourself in the mystique and tranquility of Mahavatar Babaji Cave.

Day 5: Meditation & Sunset at Sukhadevi

Engage in introspective meditation at the Pyramid Hall, followed by a sunset trek to Sukhadevi Temple.

Day 3: Meditation at Babaji's Temple

Reflect on the Cave's profound impact through guided meditation and introspection.

Day 6: Breakfast & Check-out at 11 AM

Reflect on your personal growth and bid farewell after a nourishing breakfast.

Book A Call

If you would like to speak with us over the phone or WhatsApp, you can reach us at +919810267719.

If you prefer to schedule a time for a detailed conversation, please use the calendar below to schedule a call back with our booking team.

"I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dunagiri solo. The accommodation wer comfortable, extremely safe, and blended seamlessly with the natural surroundings."

Bhavika Verma, Mumbai


1. How many rooms do you have and what are the room rates?

We have a total of 24 rooms ranging from Standard, Deluxe, and Luxury Suites. You can book either a single or double occupancy room. Please note, we charge a standard 18% GST over and above the below room rates.

  • Single Occupancy

    • Standard Room - ₹8,995 / night

    • Deluxe Room - ₹11,995 / night

    • Luxury Suite - ₹13,995 / night

  • Double Occupancy

    • Standard Room - ₹10,995 / night

    • Deluxe Room - ₹13,995 / night

    • Luxury Suite - ₹15,995 / night

2. Are meals included in the price?

Yes, all meals are complimentary during your stay. We serve farm-to-table, organic meals using Ayurvedic principles.

3. What spaces are available during my stay?

Our Yoga Hall can host up to 50 individuals and is equipped with premium mats, props, and accessories. Our Pyramid Meditation Hall and sacred Mahavatar Babaji Temple can also be used, providing serene spaces for meditation, reflection and connection.

4. Can you help arrange local transportation?

We take delight in helping arrange reliable taxis from the nearest train station or airport. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive package from the New Delhi Airport to ensure a smooth arrival at our retreat.

5. Can you cater to specific dietary needs?

Our kitchen is 100% vegetarian and ready to meet vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free preferences. We serve organic, farm-to-table meals that are both nourishing and satisfying, adhering to the principles of healthy Ayurvedic cuisine.

6. Could you outline the deposit and payment schedule?

We require a 100% upfront deposit upon booking. This ensures that you get the best room available during your stay.

7. What is the cancellation policy?

For cancellations made more than 30 days before check-in, we provide a 100% credit for a future stay within the next year. For cancellations made less than 30 days before check-in, we do no offer refunds or credits.

8. How far in advance should I book my stay?

We recommend booking your stay at least 2 days in advance to facilitate meticulous planning for your perfect stay.

9. What unique activities do you suggest?

Discover the sacred Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, find peace at the Divine Mother Dunagiri Ma (Vaishnavi Devi) Temple, and experience local culture with walks and treks through our enchanting environs. These activities are designed to deepen your self-guided experience. Learn more about activities at Dunagiri Retreat here.

10. Do I need to have experience in Yoga or meditation to visit Dunagiri Retreat?

Our self-guided explorations are designed for individuals at all levels of experience. We provide resources and guidance that cater to both beginners and advanced practitioners.


We trust these answers will assist you in planning a serene and enriching stay at Dunagiri Retreat. Our commitment is to ensure an experience as tranquil and fulfilling as our majestic surroundings. Welcome to a journey of tranquility and spiritual awakening with Dunagiri Retreat!

Want To Host A Retreat At Dunagiri? Visit Our Host A Retreat Page.

Meet Our Founder
Piyush Kumar

Guided by the philosophy that love transcends monetary value, Piyush Kumar, a former World Bank professional, established Dunagiri Retreat in 2005. His vision was to create a retreat that harmonizes with nature and nurtures the local community, fostering a unique synergy between guests and villagers under the retreat's guiding principles.

Dunagiri Retreat is your invitation to experiencing the sacred Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, nestled in the serene Himalayas. A beacon of spiritual awakening and the birthplace of Kriya Yoga, this mystical site offers a transformative experience. Embark your journey to a spiritual awakening.

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Reach out to learn more about how to visit Dunagiri Retreat and to stay up to date on our ongoing personal growth and wellness workshops.

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